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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Aug 30, 2007 5:51am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

Not to be Christian about it, but that's like asking which of the four gospels is best--one can have one's personal favorites, but the least is still pretty amazing.

So you like John. Grate stuff indeed, other than IMO the weakest TOO of the run.

I think 2-28 (Mark?) beats the others by a nose, with a tight first set including a better Dew than 3-2's rather ragged one, a more meditative Dark Star than 3-2's more intense one, the best Eleven I've ever heard, the 2nd best TOO of the run (behind 3-1), and an Alligator>Caution that is shorter than 3-2's and not so full-barreled confident but has some interesting complexities.

But what a choice to have to make! Here's an even more agonizing (senseless?) question: which night do you think is the least of the four? I can't even!

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2007 8:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

I understand the analogy, but the underlying assumption there are only four gospels is misplaced....

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Aug 30, 2007 10:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

What, you a gnostic or something? :)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2007 10:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

I do tend to lean that way - I've had serious issues/problems ever since the Council of Nicea

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Aug 30, 2007 10:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

What, you're an Arian too? But if the Son isn't coeternal with the Father, the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection lose much of their salvific power!

In all seriousness, a great treatment of the development of Christian doctrine is J.N.D. Kelly's Early Christian Doctrines:

http://www.amazon.com/Early-Christian-Doctrines-J-Kelly/dp/006064334X

For my money, the early church made the right choices doctrinally, including when they rejected Gnostic ideas.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Aug 30, 2007 11:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Fillmore West - Feb/Mar 1969

Thanks for the link - I love reading that type of stuff

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